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graffito

[ gruh-fee-toh ]
/ grəˈfi toʊ /
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noun, plural graf·fi·ti [gruh-fee-tee]. /grəˈfi ti/.
Archaeology. an ancient drawing or writing scratched on a wall or other surface.
a single example of graffiti.
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Origin of graffito

see origin at graffiti

usage note for graffito

See graffiti.
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How to use graffito in a sentence

  • Each bore a stamp on the handle; the smaller had also a graffito on the rim of the bottom made by a succession of little dots.

    Roman Britain in 1914|F. Haverfield
  • The price of a wreath is given in a graffito as three asses (p. 497).

  • For the wineshop in which the graffito was found, see Mau, Bull.

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